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Watain Reveals New Album Cover Art and Release Date

"Lawless Darkness," the fourth full-length album from Swedish black metal squadron WATAIN, will be released on June 7, 2010 through Season Of Mist.

The band returned to Necromorbus Studio (Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist, Ondskapt, Nominon, Unanimated et al) in Alvik, Sweden to record the ten-track, hour-plus long album, which features strikingly detailed cover art by Zbigniew M. Bielak. Commented vocalist/bassist E. of the imagery, "The front cover is made by artist Zbigniew M. Bielak from Poland, one of the few living artists we deem worthy to work with. However elaborate on it's own, this front cover should be seen as a mere taste of the most extensive artwork ever seen in a WATAIN context, hell, even in a Black Metal context!" Check out the cover art here.

"The title symbolizes the unbound chaotic potential of that which is void of light," E. continues. "The light that defines; the light that shapes and restricts; the light by which the forces of law and order uphold their reign. In the absence of that light lies the wellspring of WATAIN: in Lawless Darkness. With this album and in all of our efforts with WATAIN we aim to capture the hungry madness and glimmering purity of darkness beyond illusion, the void that holds all yet where naught is manifest, the primordial tomb into which all the vanity of man and his creation shall collapse: Indeed, the Lawless Darkness!"

"Lawless Darkness shall be seen as a monument erected in honor of that collapse and a dedication to all those brave souls, who have willingly dared to venture the winding paths towards it."

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1. metalmayhem writes:

For me, this is the most anticipated album of 2010. I cannot wait to hear what these guys put out. Casus Luciferi and Sworn to the Dark were masterpieces. I have no doubt this is going to be incredible. Sworn to the fvcking Dark, to the death and far beyond!!

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2. metalmayhem writes:

Cover art makes me think of this, "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for too long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you".

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3. b.bristowe writes:

That is a wicked album cover. Never listened to these guys though.

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